multiplet

noun

mul·​ti·​plet ˈməl-tə-plət How to pronounce multiplet (audio)
1
: a spectrum line having several components
2
: a group of elementary particles that are different in charge but similar in other properties (such as mass)

Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of multiplet was in 1920

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Cite this Entry

“Multiplet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiplet. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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